Gear: TaylorMade SIM2 Rescue, SIM2 Max Rescue
Price: $279 for SIM2 with Mitsubishi Tensei Raw AV Blue shaft and Golf Pride Z-Grip; $249 for SIM2 Max with Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft.
Specs: C300 stainless face and body with adjustable hosel (SIM2) and carbon-fiber crown.
Available: Feb. 19
TaylorMade’s newest rescue clubs, the SIM2 and the SIM2 Max, were designed to be versatile long-iron replacements for golfers who want more distance and forgiveness, but they are designed for different types of players.
For accomplished golfers who love to shape their iron shots, TaylorMade has made the SIM2 (17, 19.5 and 22 degrees) featuring a V Steel sole designed to help the club skim over the turf instead of digging. It also has a large Speed Pocket slot in the sole that is covered by a polymer to keep grass and debris out. The slot allows the lower portion of the face to flex more efficiently at impact and protects ball speed on thin shots. It even has Twist Face, a technology debuted in TaylorMade’s drivers two years ago that helps compensate for mis-hits.
The adjustable hosel allows golfers and fitters to increase or decrease the stated loft by as many as 1.5 degrees, which helps fit the club to hit to a precise distance.
The all-black design is intended to appeal to accomplished golfers and give them a clean look they might prefer. The black look also makes the compact shape appear even smaller. The SIM2 rescue clubs are offered in lofts designed to replace a 2-, 3- or 4-iron.
For golfers who prefer a fairway wood-style hybrid, TaylorMade offers the SIM2 Max (19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees). While it lacks an adjustable hosel, the SIM2 Max is made from C300 stainless steel and has a large Speed Pocket slot and the updated V Steel sole.
The SIM2 Max is larger than the SIM2 and has the familiar black and white cosmetics on the crown that golfers are accustomed to seeing on TaylorMade woods. It produces more spin than the SIM2 rescue and a higher ball flight as well. The SIM2 Max rescue clubs are offered in lofts designed to replace a 3-iron through a 7-iron for the growing number of golfers who prefer to hit hybrids instead of long and mid-irons.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/19/taylormade-sim2-rescue-sim2-max-rescue/